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    Historic St. Mary's Church

    We, the family of Saint Mary’s, are a community nourished and sustained by the Body and Blood of Christ and impelled by the Word of God to go forth and evangelize.

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    Stations of the Cross

    During Lent Stations of the Cross are held on Fridays at 7:00 p.m., with free parking in the garage. Please click on the More button to visit our Virtual Stations of the Cross.

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    Bishop's Annual Lenten Appeal

    The in-pew campaign for the 2015-2016 Lenten Appeal will be held for three weekends . . . February 22, March 1 and March 8. This year's goal is $119,100. We embrace this opportunity to participate in the larger work of the Church. With each one of us giving back to God from our non-St. Mary’s portion of our tithe, we will not only reach our goal again but even more of us will experience the joy and blessing that is tithing. Please prayerfully consider what you and your family will pledge this year. Thank you! Please contact the rectory if you have any questions.


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About Us

For over two and a half centuries this church has stood as a house of prayer where we feel welcome and at home. Established in 1741, this beautiful church stands as a symbol of the vitality and dedication of Catholic life in Lancaster. We have the distinguished honor of being the fourth oldest Catholic Church in the original thirteen colonies and the added blessing of Mary, the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption, as our patroness. In addition, our church was granted a special spiritual bond with the Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome on February 5, 2009, and with it comes the privilege of a Plenary Indulgence for each member of the faithful who makes a pilgrimage to the church under certain prescribed conditions.